Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: Uglies - Shay's Story , By Scott Westerfeld

Have you read Scott Westerfeld's series "Uglies" ? A stroy of a society in which when they turn 16, they are made "Pretties" but of course in those Pretties are the special circumstance cases which we discovered in "Specials" and of course everybody else is just an extra which finished the Series with the book "Extras". 
Review: Uglies - Shay's Story - Scott Westerfeld, Devin Grayson and Steven Cummings -March 6th 2012
As I am surrounded by Dystopian as it takes it's spot on the shelves as the New Vampires , it didn't surprise me to see a new copy of Uglies and in Graphic Novel but then when I looked at it closer , I discovered that it was told from Shay's POV. This made me more interested as I am not normally a fan of Graphic Novels/Manga but certain ones I have been found to enjoy.
Uglies Shay's story is basically a prequel I think to the novel "Uglies" which was told by Tally Youngblood's POV. In Uglies , we meet Tally who is due to become a pretty in 2 weeks time , shortly before the 2 weeks she meets Shay. Shay and Tally share the same birthday but Shay has a secret, she is not interested in becoming a Pretty . She wants to remain her individual self and so she starts to follow the path of the "Crims" aka Criminals.
In the new Graphic Novel , we read and focus on Shay , what made her realise she didn't want to end up a Pretty, yet it had been the one day in her life that she had been looking forward too and she adored their clothes and dresses. How one night of breaking curfew going out on her Hoverboard and doing tricks lead her to a group of Uglies nicknamed "Crims".
Easy to read and lovely illustrations , Uglies: Shay's Story is a quick read and perfect for those who love reading the Graphic Novels and Manga.  I also think that if you aren't a great reader or reading's not really your thing , just to grasp the concept of Dystopia - Uglies Shay's Story is the perfect place to start.
It will be interesting to see if they continue to write the rest of the series from the other main character's point of views.

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